Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 40 mins

My husband could live on this cake. This was my grandmothers recipe. The recipe used to call for a cup of oil, and I changed that to applesauce to lower the fat. The applesauce does make the cake dense, but the taste is very rich. Yummy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together dry ingrdients.
  2. Stir in applesauce, water, eggs, carrots, and raisins.
  3. Bake in greased cake pan at 350 for 35-40 minutes, or until done.
  4. For frosting, cream together cheese and margarine.
  5. Add vanilla.
  6. Slowly add powdered sugar.
  7. Use mixer.
Most Helpful

This cake has a wonderful flavor. The frosting is also delicious! This is a good enough for company type of cake! Thanks for the recipe.

Robin W January 26, 2003

Carrot Cake is my husband favorite and he says this is the best he has ever tasted. I substituted carrot juice for the water, added chopped 1/2 cup walnuts to the batter, and sprinkled some chopped walnuts on the top after frosting. Delicious!

Alecia F May 08, 2005

This is excellent. I really don't like pineapple in carrot cake and when I found this decided to give it a try. It is amazingly moist and flavorful (I did add nutmeg to it). For the frosting I desicated coconut and added it to cream cheese, 1 T butter 1 tsp vanilla and squeezed lemon juice from 1/2 lemon. Fabulous!!!

rlcwink_3 May 10, 2010